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Financial Accountant

12 Months Accredited Programme

Unit Standard: SAQA ID 20366, NQF L6 with 280 Credits

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Programme Introduction

The purpose of this qualification is to:

Provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience to become a Financial Accountant. This will aid individual development and enhance the employment prospects of the learner, as well as aiding social transformation through the formal acknowledgement of competencies, skills, and knowledge. Prepare the learner to work in the Financial Accounting field and develop a specialist accounting and management career, either within South Africa or in other countries around the world.


The learner will have the necessary knowledge, skills, and insights to operate at a second or third level in Financial Accounting in a large organisation or assume full responsibility for the function in a smaller organisation. Provide the learner with a developmental experience which promotes independence and self-reliance and encourages the adoption of a critical, questioning approach, analysing, and challenging the truth and value of received wisdom.


Furthermore provide employers and others with an adequate basis for assuring that those learners gaining the Qualification are competent to act as Financial Accountants for companies and other organisations, whether in manufacturing, commercial or service organisations, in either the public or private sectors of the South African economy. Provide companies and other organisations, with skilled Financial Accounting staff, who can make a positive contribution to the development of business and society, adding value and assisting in the creation of sustainable economic growth, both for their employers and the economy of South Africa.

Entry Requirements:

  • A typical applicant is competent in Communication, Mathematics and Accounting at NQF level 4.

Programme Objectives

  • Has acquired knowledge of, and demonstrates competence in all areas of Financial Accounting.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and competence in all areas of Cost and Management Accounting.

  • Understands and applies tax regulations in the field of personal and business taxation.

  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of the nature of law and an appreciation of the role of law within which an accountant operates.

  • Has acquired knowledge of and demonstrates competence in all areas of financial management.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of Internal and External Auditing processes.

  • Has acquired an understanding of Information Systems in business.

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of the key marketing and management theories, concepts and techniques operating within business organisations.

  • Understands and applies sound accounting theory and practice.

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of Management Accounting Control systems.

  • Has acquired an understanding of Financial Accounting in respect of the Regulatory Framework.

  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of corporate strategy.

Who should attend?

  • Cost Accountant.

  • Financial Accountant.

  • Management Accountant.

  • Financial Director

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Subjects covered

  • Corporate Strategy

  • Management Accounting and Control Systems

  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks

  • Accounting Theory and Practice (Research Assignment only)

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